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Ebola Alert! FG stops transportation of corpses into Nigeria

ebolaa As part of preventive measures against the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, the Federal Government has directed relevant authorities to henceforth stop receiving corpses from the West African countries into the country.The government specifically banned the bringing of corpses from the West African countries where the spread of EVD had been established. It however said that there was no...

Ebola Epidemic and the rest of us

Take a look at this picture with focus on the histogram below it. This is why the world is concerned. I am especially wondering how the virus migrated from its first sighted locations to West Africa without wrecking havoc on the way. Surely, the research community have so much on their hands.Ebola first appeared in 1976 in 2 simultaneous...

NCAA Suspends Asky Airline For Flying Ebola Virus Victim Into Nigeria

The NCAA says Asky airline has not demonstrated any capacity to prevent another possible transportation of Ebola victims into Nigeria.The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has suspended all Asky Airline flight operations to Nigeria over the transportation of an Ebola virus victim into the country.Benedict Adeyileka, the Acting Director-General of NCAA, announced the decision in a statement issued by...

Liberia closes border crossings amid Ebola crisis

Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the measures late Sunday after the first meeting of a new taskforce she created and is chairing to contain the disease, which has killed 129 people in the...

HIV Undetectable In Two Patients Following Cancer Treatment

Two Australian men who had been receiving HIV treatment have both had their viral loads brought down to undetectable levels following bone marrow transplants. The announcement came from David Cooper from the University of New South Wales during a press briefing ahead of next week’s 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.The two men, ages 47 and 53, respectively received...

DAWN Commission Plays Host to UNILAG’S Youngest Medical School Graduate

As part of DAWN Commission’s mandate to ensure that the best in us as a people are showcased and given due recognition, and enthroning the values of hardwork, excellence and achievement in the Southwest Region, the Commission today played host to Maryam Opeyemi Raji, who at 21, became the youngest graduating medical student of the College of Medicine, University...